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. nick paton walsh for us this morning in dagestan. we have further information about dzhokhar tsarnaev. here here in boston in the hospital after he suffered massive blood loss. that's where we find pamela brown this morning. what have we learned? >> reporter: we are learning new information this morning. we learned from a department of justice official that federal prosecutors have been here at the hospital since last night figuring out possible charges to bring forward and we're learning from that official that those charges will be coming soon even possibly while the suspect is still here at the hospital. now, we don't know the extent of the charges that will be brought forward but according to the doj official, the suspect will face terrorism charges. he is in federal custody. he will be charged with federal charges and he could face murder charges on the state level. now interesting to note here, there is no death penalty here in the state of massachusetts but the death penalty could be sought on the federal level since that supersedes state charges. no charges have been brought f
in the bombings. dzhokhar tsarnaev is charged with a crime that could bring the death penalty. it includes using a weapons of mass destruction to kill he and his older brother tamerlan who is dead are accused of setting off two pressure cooker bombs. it shows the tsarnaev brothers walked into the street together each with an explosion in their backpack one heading toward the finish line the other toward the restaurant the site of the second explosion. killing 3 people and wounding more than 200. >> this is a matter decided by the department of justice and the attorney general. the whole national security team supports this decision. let's be clear. there is not an alternative for a u.s. citizen to be tried in a military commission. >>> jay carney referring to the fact that the younger dzhokhar tsarnaev has been mir ran died. they were chechen they move to do america 4 years ago and they are looking at what motivated them to carry out such a violent attack from i am tear gageses are the 19-year-old dzhokhar pointing out how russia informed the fbi that older brother tamerlan was a radical islamis
afford an attorney, he replied no. among the charges, 19-year-old suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev faces one count of using a weapon of mass destruction. which carries a potential maximum sentence of death. we've learned despite the injury to his neck, he is cooperating with investigators, writing his answers to at least some of their questions. sources tell abc news, among the details he has provided is that he and his brother learned how to make bombs from the internet. >> it was his brother, the primary motivating force for him to become radicalized. why did they end up doing what they did on that day? >> reporter: much of the investigation is still focused on his deceased 26-year-old brother tamerlan. examining his life, his recent trip back to russia, as some question if the fbi did enough to monitor him after they questioned him two years ago. >> they investigated it thoroughly and did not find terrorist activity domestic or foreign. >> reporter: the street where two bombs killed three people and injured more than 200 others is handed over from the fbi to the city of boston for the ong
callum. the authorities were thinking they may not be able to question dzhokhar tsarnaev, suspect in case. there is reports of throat wound, they thought might be self-inflicted after his brother was killed in a shoot without with police. bill: mike tobin leads our coverage back in boston. the latest on that we can report on the investigation is what, mike? good morning there? >> reporter: the latest we can report from this investigation what lead authorities to the brother. that appears to be mountains and mountains of security video. the justice department spoke with our producer mike levine, they looked at security video. this is video not yet been released. don't get confused by what you see on the screen. you see people react to the blast. most people turn in the direction of the blast. the tsnaraev brothers do not. that set up red flags. that got law enforcement zeroing on the two brothers. bill: mike, we're trying to piece this together as best we can but what can you tell us about the reports that the fbi is questioning him today from his hospital bed? >> reporter: all of that goe
purchased, about the video surveillance that led them to dzhokhar tsarnaev, and the purpose is to show the evidence that they have against this guy, and they're going to lay some, but not all, of that out in the fbi affidavit. >> mike, precisely, specifically, what is he likely to be charged with? >> reporter: well, it's going to be terrorism-relatinged charges, and that could include a charge for use of weapons of mass destruction. the ied bombs will be, can fit under that section of the federal code, and that -- that and these other charges could -- would lead to the death penalty, if convicted. doesn't mean that the federal government will seek the death penalty, but these charges could result in the death penalty. we won't know whether the justice department is seeking the death penalty from this criminal complaint charge today. that will come much later. >> let's talk about the wound to the throat we're starting to hear about. that apparently has prevented him from being able to speak. how are interrogators going to get around this? just a simple, they ask questions and he writes
there is something being confused by a lot of folks. if you were to name dzhokhar tsarnaev an enemy combatant, that does not necessarily mean he goes to it now -- to gitmo. you can name him an enemy combatant for purposes of interrogation. after the interrogation is completed, you can transfer him back to the criminal justice system. all that happens is the information you've gotten from him during the time he is an enemy combatant would not be admissible in a court of law. you do not use it for that. you do not use it for criminal prosecution. use it for intelligence. use it to unravel terrorism that may be ongoing and learn more about terrorist groups that are in this country and elsewhere plotting against us. i've got to tell you, it is a red herring to say, i do not want a military tribunal. by the way -- guest: no one is saying that. guest: i've heard others say, this is all about getting him to gitmo. the priority should be to get information from him. or should there -- there could be other ways to do it. the public safety exception allows -- host: we will get to that -- hist: what thi
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